Post-Grant Review: Interference Procedure Retooled

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The patent reform ball is rolling once again, principally in the form of closely parallel Senate and House bills, H.R.1260 and S.515, both titled as “The Patent Reform Act of 2009.” (S. 610, more recently introduced by Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., has no House equivalent.)

On April 2, 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved S. 515, as modified by a compromise amendment, by a vote of 15 to 4, paving the way for consideration by the full Senate.

Both H.R.1260 and S.515 propose to create a...
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